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Man, 54, sexually abuses 5-year-old girl with promise of ice cream

AsiaOne | Friday, Aug 15, 2014

54-year-old Chin Wei Foong has been sentenced to eight years' jail.

A man who lured a five-year-old girl away from her family and then proceeded to sexually abuse her has been sentenced to jail for eight years.

The unemployed man, 54-year-old Chin Wei Foong, lured the girl away with the promise of ice cream, Lianhe Wanbao reported.

The incident happened on the morning of March 9. The girl had arrived in Singapore from Malaysia that morning with her mother and grandmother.

The girl later accompanied her aunt and grandmother to a charity recycling event that morning at Bock 202 in Tampines Street 21, while her mother stayed at her aunt's home.

At about 8am, Chin, who had just eaten breakfast at a nearby coffeeshop, chanced upon the girl at one corner of the HDB block, helping with some recycling task.

He waited for about 30 minutes before finding an opportunity to strike, the Chinese daily reported.

While the adults were distracted, Chin asked the girl if she wanted ice cream, and succeeded in luring the girl away.

Chin took the girl to the void deck area of a nearby HDB block. He then removed the girl's pants and put his finger into her.

He then took her to another HDB block and bought her the ice cream he promised her.

Chin was arrested on the way to the event, at about 10.30am, with the girl.

The girl's grandmother had called the police after searching for nearly an hour for her.

sinsh@sph.com.sg

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